Talk: Searching for the Lost Tombs of Egypt
Chester: Saturday 26 October, 14.00–15.00
Talk synopsis: Despite 200 years of archaeological excavation in Egypt we have yet to find the tombs of some of the most celebrated figures in the ancient world including Imhotep, Nefertiti, Alexander the Great, and Cleopatra. All were buried in Egypt, probably in lavish monuments. Many have searched for them, making use of extensive trails of evidence. What are the chances that another tomb to rival Tutankhamun’s might be found in future?
Speaker bio: Dr Chris Naunton is an Egyptologist, writer and broadcaster. His book Searching for the Lost Tombs of Egyptwas published in 2018 and his films include The Man Who Discovered Egypt, Tutankhamun: Mystery of the Burnt Mummyand Secrets of King Tut’s Treasures. He was Director of the Egypt Exploration Society from 2012 to 2016 and is currently President of the International Association of Egyptologists.